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General Townsend engages African leaders at African Land Forces Summit

General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia where he attended the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces...

US Africa Command looks back on a busy 2019

During 2019, the US Military’s Africa Command (AFRICO) said it continued its work with African, international, and interagency partners to counter transnational threats and...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

Africom Commander, Ambassador meet with Libyan PM

The new commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, traveled to Tunis, Tunisia on 26 August for meetings focused on U.S.-Tunisian bilateral security...

New AFRICOM commander visits Somalia

The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on 7 August as part of his first trip to the African continent since taking command...

New commander for US Africa Command

US Africa Command (Africom) has welcomed a new commander, Army General Stephen J Townsend, who took over from Marine Corps General Thomas D Waldhauser. A...


Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...